About the Artist

Morgan Overton (born 1993, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a visual artist currently based in Pittsburgh. Her work focuses on amplifying the voices and visibility of society's historically silenced. Morgan's work has featured unsung heroes to keep their legacies alive beyond history books, to the heroes within ourselves - amplifying the resilience and beauty of Blackness. Morgan also believes that art is a powerful platform to challenge the social paradigm. She creates in various mediums to vibrantly convey the Nina Simone quote - "It is the artist's duty to reflect the times". 

Morgan's work has been featured across Greater Pittsburgh - notably at the Carnegie Museum of Art, August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University.  In addition, various social justice exhibits across the United States - namely The Whole 9 Gallery in Culver City, California. Her work also internationally exhibited in St. Paul de Vence, France

From the University of Pittsburgh, Morgan earned a Masters in Social Work with a focus in Community Organizing and Social Action, and a Bachelor's in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art. In 2019, Morgan was inducted into the Pittsburgh Business Times' 30 under 30 Awards.


Features

2021 There is Black Art in the Future Window Exhibit
Protect Our Future (2021) is featured on the windows of the Pitt Building, in Downtown Pittsburgh (211-213 Smithfield Street)
2020 Art of Diversity Showcase
Emerge (2020) was selected as an honorable mention in the Cultural Identity category for the University of Pittsburgh's "Art of Diversity" Showcase
2017 Peace Project Fusion Award Winner
Baldwin (2017) was a winner for an international call for artists, and part of a traveling exhibit to amplify global humanitarian work for peace.
2018 Showtime Network's "The Affair" - Season 4
Langston Hughes (2017) was featured in various scenes of Season 4 of Showtime Network's The Affair.
2018 Buzzfeed Article Feature
Killmonger - Black Panther (2018) was featured in a Buzzfeed article highlighting artwork inspired by Marvel's film, Black Panther (2018)
2021 There is Black Art in the Future Window Exhibit
Protect Our Future (2021) is featured on the windows of the Pitt Building, in Downtown Pittsburgh (211-213 Smithfield Street)
2020 Art of Diversity Showcase
Emerge (2020) was selected as an honorable mention in the Cultural Identity category for the University of Pittsburgh's "Art of Diversity" Showcase
2017 Peace Project Fusion Award Winner
Baldwin (2017) was a winner for an international call for artists, and part of a traveling exhibit to amplify global humanitarian work for peace.
2018 Showtime Network's "The Affair" - Season 4
Langston Hughes (2017) was featured in various scenes of Season 4 of Showtime Network's The Affair.
2018 Buzzfeed Article Feature
Killmonger - Black Panther (2018) was featured in a Buzzfeed article highlighting artwork inspired by Marvel's film, Black Panther (2018)
2021 There is Black Art in the Future Window Exhibit
Protect Our Future (2021) is featured on the windows of the Pitt Building, in Downtown Pittsburgh (211-213 Smithfield Street)
2020 Art of Diversity Showcase
Emerge (2020) was selected as an honorable mention in the Cultural Identity category for the University of Pittsburgh's "Art of Diversity" Showcase
2017 Peace Project Fusion Award Winner
Baldwin (2017) was a winner for an international call for artists, and part of a traveling exhibit to amplify global humanitarian work for peace.
2018 Showtime Network's "The Affair" - Season 4
Langston Hughes (2017) was featured in various scenes of Season 4 of Showtime Network's The Affair.
2018 Buzzfeed Article Feature
Killmonger - Black Panther (2018) was featured in a Buzzfeed article highlighting artwork inspired by Marvel's film, Black Panther (2018)
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